We are committed to fostering trust and safety in public and private adoption of AI-based technologies.

Our Mission

AI innovation and adoption are accelerating across multiple critical sectors, including healthcare, finance, mobility, agriculture, and more. This holds both great promise and peril for the future of humanity. It is incumbent on all stakeholders to help humanity navigate an AI-enabled existence responsibly for a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future for all. For this to happen, we believe, multistakeholder collaboration is critical.

We are committed to building stakeholder literacy and engagement on AI governance issues and generating multistakeholder-informed guidance for public policy decision makers and business leaders to foster responsible AI adoption globally.

We do this through focused and rigorous policy analysis and effective and impactful policy communication. Read more about our work here.

Our History

AI Policy Exchange was founded in the winter of 2019, as conversations around the benefits and harms from AI adoption started gaining ground in India and other Global South regions. Its founders were two graduate students at the Institute of Public Policy, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru: Raj Shekhar and Antara Vats. Raj and Antara intended to run AI Policy Exchange as an online platform dedicated to publishing the most pressing discourses on AI policy and governance in jargon-free language with a view to enabling more inclusion in AI policy-making. In just a few months, the platform gained widespread recognition from several leading technology and policy circles, built an impressive base of global readership and mobilised a thriving network of dedicated contributors.

The platform’s reach and reputation had peaked by the end of 2020. It was around this time that its founders reckoned it to be a worthwhile pursuit to venture into policy analysis to advise and guide ethical, safe, and trustworthy adoption of AI-based technologies. Yet, amidst the ascending COVID-19 crises and associated global decline in social sector funding, the founders were most unfortunately constrained to pause their entrepreneurial stint – even though discourse publication did sparingly continue for some time after.

Fast forward to 2023, AI Policy Exchange is on track to revive its mission, empowered with forces to build and manage a global multi-stakeholder community that would pursue the mission of guiding public and private adoption of AI for the benefit of humanity.